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The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry

Oxford University Press



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Finely bound collection of writings by African Americans by the Oxford University Press.

  • Edited by Arnold Rampersad (American).
  • Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • 424 pages.
  • Bound in full morocco by Harcourt Bindery (Charlestown, Massachusetts) with raised bands to the spine, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, hand-sewn silk headbands and gilt top page ends.

From the publisher: “For over two centuries, black poets have created verse that captures the sorrows, joys, and triumphs of the African-American experience. Reflecting their variety of visions and styles, The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry aims to offer nothing less than a definitive literary portrait of a people. Here are poems by writers as different as Paul Laurence Dunbar and W.E.B. Du Bois; Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes; Gwendolyn Brooks and Amiri Baraka; Rita Dove and Harryette Mullen; Yusef Komunyakaa and Nathaniel Mackey. Acclaimed as a biographer and editor, Arnold Rampersad groups these poems as meditations on key issues in black culture, including the idea of Africa; the South; slavery; protest and resistance; the black man, woman, and child; sexuality and love; music and religion; spirituality; death and transcendence."

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Height: 9.25 inches / 23.5 cm
Width: 6 inches / 15.24 cm




Americana, Poetry

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